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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1917)
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IN FIGHTING SHAPE
Fifth Reeiment on Edee and
Expects to Get Into Action
Within a Short
Lincoln, .Veb., May 12. The busi
ness of war, no longer a dress parade
and playful, but fretful and urgent
has. lost the glamour of a great ad
venture for the Nebraska National
Guardsmen and lias stiffened their
ranks with a stubborn notion .of grim
work needful to be done.
Everywhere there is a hurried prep
aration, snapped-out orders and quick
obedience. But the precise reason
for what is being done no one seems
Only this is clear: There will be
use for the Nebraska National Guard
and thev are making ready.
Not even the adjutant general, or
the men who sit in the councils of
state, can say, or will say, what next
will be done.
It is possible they know; it is cer
tain civilians do not know, privates
in the guard do not know, subordi
nate commissioned officers do not
Expect Something Big.
"What a change that telegram from
Washington, we're waiting for, would
make," laid an officer attached to the
, staff of the adjutant general. He de
clared he meant orders to "do some
thing big, something direct."
Orders from Washington I For that
. all of them are waiting. Shortly,
- perhaps, they will be driven to exhaustion-
with work; it would be a
pleasure. Now they are nervous,
frankly fidgety, but goins; methodic
ally ahead with tiie doing of the
thing at hand.
Little .clusters in soldier drab
gather on the streets, at the armory,
i but in their eyes there is no more the
vision of big battles, nor in their
ears the thrumming of airplanes and
the sounds of shells exploding. They
are seeing ahead days and nights
on end of routine guard duty and
their ears are straining for word from
"We have drilled and drilled and
drilled and we're ready to fight," one
complained. "But we nave done noth
ing but- guard bridges, waterworks,
electric lighting plants for weeks
and weeks. It's monotonous."
In Fighting Shape,
"Our work has been necessary and
, important," another guardsman, a cor.
poral by the one gray bar on his
sleeve, answered him, "Soon enough
we will be fighting. All of us will
be fighting soon."
That is the general opinion of of
ficers and the hope of the men: "We
will all -be fighting soon." And in
the meantime men receive and obey
orders and wonder what they are
about and they do not know that even
their highest officers also are wonder
ing and are nervously opening each
telegram from Washington.
It is known guardsmen have not
been idle, anywhere in the state, but
have been doing their grind of "ac
tive duty," a wearisome routine of
guarding property and unending
Now if ' the Nebraska National
Guard is called to the front its offi.
cers are confident it will go in fight
ing shape, better prepared for war
than it ever has been before.
Mayor Dahlman. Issues
Red Cross Proclamation
Mayor Dahlman has issued a
proclamation to the effect that the
Red Cross flag will be raised oi. the
court house Monday morning at 11
o'clock, as it will be raised at the
' same instant throughout the United
At this time prayer will be offered
on behalf of the organization and its
splendid purpose by all patriotic cit
izens in America, i
In endorsing the movement the
mayor said: VI therefore urge upon
the citizens of Omaha that all work
and all business of whatsoever na
ture be suspended for the period of
sixty seconds at 11 p'clock sharp.
Monday, May 14, in recognition of
sympathy with the Red Cross move
All whistles in the city will blow
from 10:30 to 10:45 Monday morning
to remind citizens of the flag raising.
Omaha Should Patronize .
Art Exhibit, Says Webster
"The French-Belgian art exhibition
at the Auditorium is an epoch in the
history of Omaha. No citizen can
afford to miss this opportunity," said
J. L. Webster.
"Just think," he continued, "France
sent this wonderful collection to' this
country at a time when that country
had a million men in the field. If
France can take time for art under
j those conditions, what should Omaha
do when this collection is brought to
its very door?" t
Central High Girls Pay
Visit to Juvenile Court
Girl students of the Centrat High
school civics class saw the theories of
their text books being put into prac
tice Saturday morning, when they
visited juvenile court. The young
women had an opportunity to study
Judge Leslie's method of dispensing
justice to juvenile delinquents and to
see how charity and correction board
work is carried out. Miss Autumn
Davits, high school civics teacher,
was in charge of the students.
To Start Work on Belt
Line Elevation Soon
City Engineer Bruce is' authority
' for the statement that work on the
elevation of the tracks of the Mis-
souri Pacific elt line will start with
in two weeks. He says that next
week the company will receive bids
for removing dirt along the line.
The city engineer understands that
there is a possibility that a strip of
1 the county poor farm, along the belt
line may be purchased that the rail
road right-of-way may be widened.
If You Have a Good Voice
King Ak-Sar-Ben Wants You
Rehearsal bf singers for Ak-Sar-Ben's
den show this year will be held
. Monday- night at the den. Not
enough singers have as yet xbeen
listed to carry the show through
properly, and Gus Renze is still look
ing over the lists of members for
more vocial talent.
On the following Monday evening
a rehearsal of the entire show crew
is tn be held at Jhe den.
The Encyclopaedia Britannic Department
Our Plan of
"You use the books while you
aire. paying-for them
T-made necessary this
special Encyclopaedia Britannica department
We have sold over 100,000 sets of the "Handy Volume" Issue, almost 90 of
which has been purchased on our "use them while you pay for them ' ' plan
$1.00 with order and balance in conveniently smdtl monthly payments
for a limited number of months.
William Allen White, the noted journalist, in a recent
letter about the Encyclopaedia Britannica said, "I like your
plan because it makes the buyer use his books as he pays for
ihem. For, when a man has a monthly payment, he has a
constant reminder to get his money's worth and what is
good also, it puts the Britannica within easy reach of all"
This method is so popular this demand for the Britannica
is so great that we had to develop and organize the special
Britannica department pictured above to take care of the
thousands upon thousands of orders and the great work of
taking care of each customer's account
With all this interest in this most wonderful book of prac
tical help in everyday affairs do you wonder that we
should say, "We know we could sell many thousands more
sets of this 'Handy Volume Britannica, printed on genuine
India paper, if we could get them."
. We cannot get any more because no more India paper
can be manufactured. The war has made it impossible to
get any more flax from Belgium, Germany or Ireland and
the hemp from Russia, two essential raw materials.
A WONDERFUL NEW VOLUME
THE publishers of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
announce, that they have made arrangements
for the issue, as soon after the. and of the war as
possible, of a new volume, containing a full and
authoritative history of the war.
The new volume will be written by scholars and
experts of the same high character as the Britannica
itself, and by many of it own contributors. It will
be absolutely impartial, excluding all partisan feel
ing and prejudice. It will contain
1. A judicial account of the real causes of the
war, the progress of the struggle, and the results
all over the world; with maps, as necessary, to
show changes in boundaries.
2. The live of the new leaders, whether civil,
military or naval, in the belligerent countries.
3. The results of the war outside the sphere
of fighting, the progress of surgery, the preven
tion of contagious disease, the new scientific
The new volume will bridge the gap between
thesdaya of peace before the war and after. It will
be printed and bound to match the Britannica and
the publishers guarantee that no matter how diffi
cult and costly the supplementary volume may be
from the editorial point of view, the price of it to
all who purchase the Britannica during the present
sale will not be more than that of a corresponding
volume of the Britannica.
i of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
one thing-the sale of
the "Handy Volume"
Issue of the Britan
nica, printed on India
paper, cannot possi
bly last longer than
Saturday, May 26th.
There are only thir
teen days (possibly
only nine or ten) left
in which you can
order with any cer
tainty of. being in time to get one of the few remaining sets.
As Saturday, May 26th, comes nearer, we are going to be
stampeded with orders. Our descriptive matter is now in the
hands of hundreds of thousands of people who are thinking of
buying the Britannica. We have not enough sets now in
stock to supply all who will order in the next two weeks.
Now you know why we say that thousands of people are
going to be disappointed when the last set is sold and be
sorry they didn't decide to oVder before ft was too late.
At the close of Saturday, May 26th, thirteen days from today (possibly a day
or two before that). there will not be an unsold, set of the "Handy Volume" Issue of the
Encyclopaedia Britannica, printed on genuine India paper, in the entire world.
NOW Or NEVER you must decide
whether or riot you need, as a practical every
day help to you in your business and in your
home, this most authoritative, most reliable,
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NOW or NEVER you must go to
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see if it will be useful to you and decide.
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